Hot Shop Rental

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, all renters and assistants must wash hands upon entering the studio. All pipes, punties, and hand tools have been wiped down with rubbing alcohol prior to use. Feel free to wipe them down again before you use them.

We offer full day (8 hr) and half day (4 hr) rental slots.
Small & Large Glory Holes are available for full or half day.
XL is available for full day only, and allows access to XL-sized annealer.

  • Small (12″ wide x 38″ deep) — Full: $350 | Half: $200
  • Large (22″ wide x 38″ deep) — Full: $450 | Half $250

Your station will be lit up one hour prior to your designated time slot. You are expected to arrive early enough to set up in order to start on time. For every 5 minutes beyond your allotted time, you will be charged an additional $20.

Common courtesy among renters is expected at all times. Finished work must be picked up within 14 days of rental date. Your work may also be shipped to you for a fee.


Please treat all equipment as if it was your own.

  • 500 lb. crucible furnace
  • 1 bench per glory hole
  • 36″ x 18″ x 14″ garage
  • Pipes & punties
  • Pipe warmer
  • Pipe cooler
  • Front load annealer with 2 single-hinged doors: 30.5″H x 58″W x 24.5″ deep
    • Second annealer available for additional charge
  • There is a day fee of $10/day for gas.  This includes the use of propane, oxygen, and mapp.  There is no fee if you bring your own tanks.

Clean Up Responsibilities

A $50 refundable deposit is due before you begin​.​ This deposit will be refunded after the following has been done:

  • Sweep shop floor (not just around your bench)
  • Empty block water down the drain
  • Empty pipe barrels into the dumpster
  • Wipe borrowed pipes, punties, and tools with alcohol before returning them

Glass Allowance

  • Small Glory Hole — Full Day: 50 lbs | Half Day: 25 lbs
  • Large Glory Hole — Full Day: 100 lbs | Half Day: 50 lbs

An additional $2.50 per pound will be charged for more than your allotment.


To schedule your rental day and time please call the studio at (510) 778-1548 or reach out to [email protected]


Cancellation Policy

Please provide at least 48 hours notice to cancel or reschedule. Cancellations less than 48 hours before scheduled time will receive a 50% refund.

Prices and terms above are as of 09/02/22 and are subject to change. Studio rental is subject to availability.